Tag Archives: Management

Promote Ideas Not People!

This one is for all the entrepreneurs who have the sense and the courage to reinvent the enterprise and build a better future for everyone without exploiting the workforce in amassing undeserved wealth. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss … Continue reading

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Agile CEOs Cannot Ignore Toxic Managers

By Brian Lucas Dedicated to someone lost long ago, taken by the angels all too soon, because she was one of them! “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an … Continue reading

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Being Agile on a Shoestring

By Brian Lucas Dedicated to Marcie; director, actress, artist, singer, photographer, model and writer.  The Muses and the Graces have gifted thee in abundance with beauty and talent. “Managers today have to do more with less, and get better results … Continue reading

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Lack of Agility by CEOs to Blame for Slow Recovery

By Brian Lucas This one is for my good friend Anthony to give his active mind a new opportunity for investing. “When you get the majority of the economy predictable, you’re gonna get faster job growth, and companies investing more. … Continue reading

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A Natural Agilist Practices What She Preaches

By Brian Lucas Katie Iorio-Martin is the Franchise President and CEO; Partner of Dale Carnegie Training for Southeastern Pennsylvania located at 2000 Valley Forge Circle, Suites 119 & 120 King of Prussia, PA 19406.  She has been involved with Dale … Continue reading

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True Agile Managers make one feel good

By Brian Lucas This one is for JPD! “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  – Maya Angelou Those of us in business … Continue reading

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Sailing in an Agile Ship with Vision and Knowledge to Guide You

By Brian Lucas Dedicated to Joseph P. Wisdo (1951-2013) Colleague, Friend and Humanitarian “Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them … Continue reading

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An Agile Memorial

By Brian Lucas Dedicated to Ed – Friend, Familyman and Hero “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Too often today we fail even if we have the talent, because we think conditions are not perfect … Continue reading

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A Natural Agilist Returns to His Roots

By Brian Lucas George Santos is the epitome of the rising tide of executives leaving the large corporate world.  They are striking out on their own to become the foundation of a new emergent business economy.  They represent a new … Continue reading

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13 Keeping Agile Predictions for 2013

By Brian Lucas “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” – Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra Don’t look for sources[1] here!  My predictions, after all, are my predictions.  Follow them and either praise or vilify me at the year’s … Continue reading

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The Era of Agile Management Has Finally Arrived

By Brian Lucas “Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.” -John D. Rockefeller[1] “Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – … Continue reading

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What Every CIO Should Know about Agile Architectures

By Brian Lucas Agile concepts, techniques and technologies are much in demand today.  Many organizations have astounding success with agile, while others experience failure, sometimes horrifically.  Usually agile fails in these cases from improper application of the concepts or lack … Continue reading

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Life in the C – Lane will surely make you lose your mind

By Brian Lucas “Life in the fast lane, surely make you lose your mind.  Life in the fast lane, everything all the time.” – the Eagles Just like the title of the Eagles classic tune, “Life in the fast lane”, life … Continue reading

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The Imperative of having an Agile Organization Structure

By Brian Lucas This one is dedicated to Bill Gore and all those who came after him like Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner. “Change before you have to”. –Jack Welch The stress that all organizations are under today is unprecedented.  … Continue reading

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A Natural Agilist finds a cure for the Pareto Principle at a hospital

By Brian Lucas Wayne Bruch is a hyper productive, natural agilist who has found a way to improve both process and productivity by 10% a year for the last 5 years by focusing on the key 20% of the Pareto Principle.  … Continue reading

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A Natural Agilist Finds a Home with Main Line Health’s “Healthy” Agile Organization

By Brian Lucas Main Line Health is a shining star of agility in Southeastern Pennsylvania’s health care industry.  In fact, it is one of the most progressive health care organizations in the country.  Main Line Health is not a small enterprise; … Continue reading

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Interviews with a Natural Agilist

By Brian Lucas “Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.” – Marcus Aurelius “When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we expected to … Continue reading

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Is Agile a Return to Common Sense?

By Brian Lucas “Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be.” –Harriet Beecher Stowe A  post of mine, “HCM, HIM and Agile are Perfect Together“, had the following reply from Dave Francavilla: Brian, Very … Continue reading

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HCM, HIM and Agile are Perfect Together

By Brian Lucas In the recent past, I was asked to address the subject of human capital management, the emergence of human interaction management and their effect on agile.  The fact is that the people element in the system is … Continue reading

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Why CEOs Fail in Today’s Agile Business Environment

By Brian Lucas “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin CEOs have always come in all flavors … Continue reading

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Employee Suggestions

By Brian Lucas “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” -John Steinbeck A glimpse of life in an agile business versus a non-agile enterprise. At the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Companies – A glimpse of life in an agile business versus a non-agile enterprise.

By Brian Lucas “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” – Benjamin Franklin If you look at the history of people and progress, you’ll see three types of people: those who are … Continue reading

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